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  • China coronavirus: Villages build walls and checkpoints to stop outsiders spreading infection

    Guardhouses and checkpoints are being put up by communities desperate to stop the virus reaching their area.

    Tuesday 28 January 2020 09:11, UK

    Small villages in China are barricading themselves in against the coronavirus. They are not acting on government orders but taking matters into their own hands.

    We came across six in Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing which has seen one death from novel coronavirus.

    Others have taken it further: at Xikangzhuang village, in Baoding, they have built entire walls out of brick.

    We spoke to one man through a gap in the barrier. "Our village built this," he said. "To stop outsiders coming to our village - to reduce the number of people coming in."

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    May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.


    • Two more found infected with coronavirus in Japan

      The number of people confirmed infected with the virus in Japan has reached six.

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      May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.


      • Global Times
        Yang Xiaobo, a former mayor of Huangshi, a city in Central China’s Hubei Province, has died after he was infected with novel #coronavirus: media reports

        2:27 AM ? Jan 28, 2020

        May your days be steeped in love, and warmed with joy.


        • New coronavirus spreads mainly by droplets, but also touch: Chinese health authorities

          Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-28 18:17:32|
          BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The new virus that is causing an epidemic in China is transmitted mainly through air droplets, but touching can spread the virus too, according to Chinese health authorities.

          This information was revealed in an updated trial plan for the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, issued by the National Health Commission on Tuesday.

          Compared to the earlier version, the plan adds three epidemiological features of the virus.


          • China postpones school semester amid novel coronavirus outbreak

            Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-28 10:45:52|
            BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that the 2020 spring semester for schools will be postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

            The MOE did not give the exact opening dates of the new semester for colleges and universities under the ministry but indicated that the decisions should be made depending on their localities, according to a circular released by the ministry late Monday...


            • Suspected coronavirus patient in Poland

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                207 confirmed cases of pneumonitis caused by new coronavirus infection in Guangdong
                2020-01-28 20:00:24 China News Network

                (Combating new pneumonia) 207 confirmed cases of pneumonitis caused by new coronavirus infection in Guangdong

                China News Agency, Guangzhou, January 28th (Cai Minjie) Chen Zhusheng, deputy director of the Guangdong Provincial Health and Health Committee, introduced the epidemic situation of new coronavirus infection and response to prevention and control in Guangzhou on the 28th. As of 12:00 on the day, the province has reported a new type of coronary disease. Virus-infected pneumonia was confirmed in 207 cases, of which one was reported for the first time in Heyuan City.

                From 00:00 to 12:00 on the 28th, 19 new cases were confirmed in Guangdong, of which 1 case was reported for the first time in Heyuan, and 8 cases were reported in Shenzhen, 5 in Dongguan, 2 in Zhanjiang, 1 in Yangjiang, and 1 in Meizhou. Case, 1 case in Qingyuan City. 1,027 close contacts are under medical observation.

                累计 Of the 207 cases diagnosed in Guangdong, 102 were male and 105 were female, aged between 11 months and 85 years. There were 57 cases in Shenzhen, 51 cases in Guangzhou, 18 cases in Foshan, 12 cases in Zhuhai, 11 cases in Huizhou, 9 cases in Yangjiang, 7 cases in Zhanjiang, 7 cases in Dongguan, 6 cases in Zhongshan, 6 cases in Qingyuan, There were 5 cases in Shantou, 4 in Zhaoqing, 4 in Shaoguan, 4 in Jieyang, 4 in Meizhou, 1 in Shanwei, and 1 in Heyuan. At present, there are 6 critical cases, 20 severe cases, and no deaths.


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                  Epidemic situation of new coronavirus infection in Shandong Province from 08:00 to 12:00 on January 28, 2020
                  Source: 2020-01-28 19:59:55 Editor-in-Chief: Duty Editor

                  From January 0 to 12:00 on January 28, 2020, Shandong Province reported 8 new confirmed cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection, of which: 2 in Qingdao (Shibei District), 3 in Zaozhuang (Shizhong District), and Yantai There were 2 cases in the city (1 case in Laishan District and 1 case in Zhiyu District), and 1 case in Heze City (Juye County).

                  There are currently 47 suspected cases, including 19 in Qingdao, 5 in Weihai, Dezhou, Binzhou, and Heze, 2 in Weifang, Tai'an, and Liaocheng, and 1 in Zaozhuang and Linyi.

                  As of 12:00 on January 28, Shandong Province had reported a total of 95 confirmed cases of pneumonia due to new coronavirus infection, of which: 10 cases in Jinan City (7 cases in Shizhong District, 2 cases in Licheng District, and 1 case in Tianqiao District), and 15 in Qingdao City. Cases (5 cases in Huangdao District, 3 cases in Shibei District, 2 cases in Laoshan District, 1 case in Shinan District, 1 case in Chengyang District, 1 case in Licang District, 1 case in Jiaozhou City, 1 case in Laixi City), Zibo 2 cases in the city (Zhangdian District), 5 cases in Zaozhuang City (3 cases in Shizhong District, 2 cases in Xuecheng District), 10 cases in Yantai City (3 cases in Zhijing District, 3 cases in Fushan District, 1 case in Laishan District, and 1 case in Haiyang City) Cases, 1 case in Laizhou City, 1 case in Laiyang City), 3 cases in Weifang City (2 cases in Lintong County, 1 case in Kuiwen District), 5 cases in Jining City (4 cases in Rencheng District, 1 case in Qufu City), and 1 case in Tai'an City. (Dongping County), 10 cases in Weihai City (5 cases in Huancui District, 2 cases in Wendeng District, 2 cases in Rushan City, 1 case in Rongcheng City), 6 cases in Rizhao City (5 cases in Donggang District, 1 case in Wulian County), Linyi 8 cases in the city (4 cases in Hedong District, 3 cases in Lanshan District, 1 case in Junan County), 8 cases in Dezhou City (2 cases in Decheng District, 2 cases in Qingyun County, 2 cases in Leling City, 1 case in Ningjin County, Yu 1 case in the city), 3 cases in Liaocheng (2 cases in Dongchangfu District, 1 case in Yi County) , Binzhou 4 (Huimin two cases, one case foreshore, Zouping city one case), Heze 5 (2 cases Peony region, JUYE two cases, one case chengwu).

                  At present, a total of 2,505 close contacts have been tracked, of which 19 have been released from medical observation, and 2486 are still receiving medical observation.


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                    Four new confirmed cases of pneumonia imported with new coronavirus infection in Jinzhou, Liaoning
                    2020-01-28 19:59:40 China News Network

                    China News Service, January 28. According to the website of Liaoning Health and Medical Commission, from January 10, 30 to 18:30 on January 28, 2020, 4 new cases of pneumonia with imported new coronavirus infection were confirmed in Jinzhou, Liaoning Province. The cases are all common cases, the first cases in Jinzhou.

                    As of 18:30 on January 28, 2020, Liaoning Province has reported a total of 34 confirmed cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection. The National Health and Health Commission's "Pneumonitis Diagnosis and Treatment Program for New Coronavirus Infection (Trial Version 4)" adjusted the diagnostic criteria and divided the clinical classification of cases into common, severe, and critical. As assessed by the expert group, there are currently 28 common cases and 6 severe cases. Among the confirmed cases, 8 were in Shenyang, 5 in Dalian, 2 in Benxi, 5 in Dandong, 4 in Jinzhou, 1 in Yingkou, 1 in Liaoyang, 2 in Tieling, 2 in Chaoyang, There were 2 cases in Panjin City and 2 cases in Huludao City. At present, all 34 patients are treated in isolation at designated medical institutions and are in stable condition. Among them, 31 cases had a history of residence or travel in Wuhan before onset, and 3 cases were family members of imported cases in Wuhan.

                    At present, 485 close contacts have been tracked, 21 have been released from medical observation, and 464 are currently undergoing medical observation. The rest are being tracked.


                    • Chinese Gov't transcript of the press conference on January 28, 2020:

                      The problem of infectivity during the incubation period, we still lack more knowledge about new coronavirus pneumonia, and further research is needed...
                      Fever patients in Wuhan can't afford to be sick and can't live in the hospital.



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                        Two new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection in Taiwan
                        2020-01-28 20:19:05 China News Network

                        (Combating new pneumonia) 2 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection in Taiwan

                        Langzhong News Agency, Taipei, January 28th. The Taiwan Epidemic Epidemic Command Center announced on the 28th that two new cases of pneumonitis infected with a new type of coronavirus infection imported overseas have been added. Currently, there are 7 confirmed cases in Taiwan.

                        The Taiwan Epidemic Epidemic Command Center issued a press release stating that the two newly diagnosed cases were all mainland women in their 70s living in Wuhan. They traveled to Taiwan on January 22 this year to visit Taiwan. They developed fever on the 25th and sought medical treatment. Admitted to isolation, and confirmed on the 28th after examination.

                        Since Taiwan announced the first confirmed case of pneumonia due to a new coronavirus on January 21, a total of 7 cases have been confirmed. The seven were in stable condition and continued to be hospitalized and isolated. Except for the newly confirmed contacts of the two cases to be tracked, the remaining five confirmed cases have a total of 470 contacts, of which 16 have reported symptoms.

                        The Taiwan Epidemic Epidemic Command Center said that on the 27th, 130 new cases of new coronavirus pneumonia were reported in Taiwan. A total of 530 cases have been notified, including 7 confirmed diagnoses, 269 excluded, 98 negative initial tests, and the rest to be tested.

                        The command center announced that it would expand the recommendation to upgrade the mainland ’s tourism epidemic to the third level warning, urging the public to avoid travelling unless necessary.

                        According to Taiwan media reports, such as the Central News Agency and United News Network, the economic authority of the Taiwan authorities said on the 28th that the inventory of supermarket masks is only sufficient for one day, and the "CDA" will release 6 million medical masks to the supermarket access within 3 days. There is a limit of 3 per person, and supply is expected to resume after the mask factory starts on January 30.

                        According to the China Times Newsletter, affected by the epidemic, Taiwan Airlines, such as Evergreen Airlines and Lirong Airlines, have cancelled more than 200 flights between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
                        Edit: Gao Chong


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                          7 new cases of pneumonia confirmed by new coronavirus infection in Fujian
                          2020-01-28 20:08:05 Source: Fujian Health and Health Commission Website Editor-in-chief: Cai Xiuming Cai Xiuming

                          At 8 o'clock on January 28th to 15:00 on January 28th, our province reported 7 newly confirmed cases of pneumonia with new type of coronavirus infection, all of which were imported cases. among them:

                          6 cases in Fuzhou (2 in Lianjiang County, 2 in Changle District, 1 in Fuqing City, and 1 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                          One case was in Zhangzhou (one in Dongshan County).

                          Fourteen new suspected cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection were reported. among them:

                          5 cases in Fuzhou (2 cases in Jin'an District, 1 case in Cangshan District, 1 case in Minhou County, and 1 case in Minqing County);

                          1 case in Xiamen (1 case in Jimei District);

                          2 cases in Quanzhou (1 case in Fengze District, 1 case in Anxi County);

                          2 cases in Sanming City (2 cases in Yongan City);

                          3 cases in Putian City (1 case in Chengxiang District, 1 case in Xiuyu District, 1 case in Xianyou County);

                          One case was in Longyan City (one case in Shanghang County).

                          As of 15:00 on January 28, Fujian Province had reported a total of 80 confirmed cases of pneumonitis with new coronavirus infection (1 critically ill, 5 severe, and no deaths). among them:

                          Fuzhou 24 cases (6 in Fuqing City, 3 in Lianjiang County, 3 in Minqing County, 3 in Changle District, 2 in Cangshan District, 2 in Yongtai County, 1 in Luoyuan County, 1 in Minhou County, Ningde 1 case in Gutian County, Wuhan City, 2 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                          5 cases in Xiamen (1 case in Shishi City, Quanzhou City, 3 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and 1 case in Changsha City, Hunan Province);

                          6 cases in Zhangzhou City (2 cases in Yunxiao County, 1 case in Wucheng District, 1 case in Longwen District, 1 case in Dongshan County, and 1 case in Zhaoan County);

                          13 cases in Quanzhou City (5 cases in Jinjiang City, 3 cases in Nan'an City, 1 case in Licheng District, 1 case in Fengze District, 1 case in Luojiang District, 1 case in Anxi County, and 1 case in Shishi City);

                          8 cases in Sanming City (3 cases in Yong'an City, 2 cases in Sanyuan District, 2 cases in Sha County, and 1 case in Ninghua County);

                          14 cases in Putian City (4 cases in Chengxiang District, 2 cases in Hanjiang District, 2 cases in Licheng District, 2 cases in Xiuyu District, 2 cases in the northern shore of Meizhou Bay, 1 case in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and 1 case in Ezhou City, Hubei Province);

                          3 cases in Nanping (1 case in Yanping District, 1 case in Guangze County, and 1 case in Pucheng County);

                          1 case in Longyan City (1 case in Yongding District);

                          There were 6 cases in Ningde City (3 cases in Jiaocheng District, 2 cases in Xiapu County, and 1 case in Fuan City).

                          A total of 67 suspected cases of pneumonitis with new coronavirus infection have been reported. among them:

                          Fuzhou 28 cases (6 cases in Fuqing City, 5 cases in Jinan District, 4 cases in Changle District, 3 cases in Lianjiang County, 3 cases in Minqing County, 2 cases in Cangshan District, 2 cases in Mawei District, 1 case in Taijiang District, Luo 1 case in Yuanxian County and 1 case in Minhou County);

                          5 cases in Xiamen (1 case in Huli District, 1 case in Jimei District, 1 case in Longhai City, Zhangzhou City, and 2 cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province);

                          3 cases in Zhangzhou (3 cases in Zhao'an County);

                          11 cases in Quanzhou (4 cases in Anxi County, 3 cases in Fengze District, 2 cases in Nan'an City, 1 case in Quangang District, 1 case in Shishi City);

                          5 cases in Sanming City (2 in Sha County, 2 in Yongan City, and 1 in Mingxi County);

                          3 cases in Putian City (1 case in Chengxiang District, 1 case in Xiuyu District, 1 case in Xianyou County);

                          2 cases in Nanping City (2 cases in Shaowu City);

                          4 cases in Longyan City (1 case in Yongding District, 1 case in Liancheng County, 1 case in Shanghang County, 1 case in Wuping County);

                          There were 6 cases in Ningde City (3 cases in Gutian County, 2 cases in Fuan City, and 1 case in Xiapu County).


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                            ...Langzhong News Agency, Beijing, January 28th, Question: How to treat the newly diagnosed cases "one thousand cases a day" and the concerns behind it?

                            Langzhong News Agency reporter Li Chun Zhang Su

                            的 Within 24 hours on January 27, China newly added 1,771 new cases of pneumonia diagnosed with a new coronavirus infection. This is the first time that the data has exceeded 1,000 since the establishment of a daily notification mechanism for the epidemic situation by the National Health Committee of China on the 21st.

                            为何 Why is digital growth so fast? Does it mean that the outbreak is entering a new outbreak? How to reduce the risk of epidemic spread? How to relieve panic in some people? The CDC and related experts interpreted these concerns one by one.

                            为何 Why is the diagnosis "a thousand cases a day"? Relatively short doubling time

                            When connecting with CCTV reporters on the evening of the 27th, Feng Zijian, deputy director of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that studies have shown that the human-to-human transmission capacity of the new coronavirus corresponds to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), but its 6 to 7 The doubling time of days is shorter than the SARS time of about 9 days. At the same time, the passage time of the new coronavirus is relatively short, which has also contributed to the rapid growth of currently confirmed cases.
                            The fever clinic in Shanghai is safe and orderly. <a target='_blank' href=''> China News Agency </a> Reporter Yin Liqin
                            The fever clinic in Shanghai is safe and orderly. China News Agency reporter Yin Liqin

                            的 Increased detection capacity is also responsible for the increase in confirmed cases. According to the information of the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Commission on the 28th, Wuhan City urgently dispatched 40,000 kits for the designated testing institutions in the city, and will soon relocate another 60,000 copies and issue 12,500 new types of coronavirus nucleic acid detection kits. Except for the provincial and municipal disease control centers, eight hospitals have started to conduct pathogenic testing from January 23, and the single-day sample detection capacity has been increased from 200 in the early stage of the epidemic to nearly 2,000 daily.

                            In a press conference on the 28th of the National Health and Health Committee, Li Xingwang, chief expert of the Infectious Diseases Diagnosis and Research Center of Beijing Ditan Hospital, said that there have been asymptomatic infections or mild patients with fever that is not obvious and occasional dry cough and fatigue. "These patients were also discovered after we actively searched and increased our testing capabilities."

                            Will future outbreaks enter a new outbreak? Feng Zijian said that it is indeed very difficult to predict the epidemic trend now. It is necessary to continue to strengthen prevention and control measures, actively strengthen patient admission, diagnosis, and treatment in areas with high incidence of epidemics, strengthen the timely detection of cases in other areas, and conduct effective tracking and medical observation of close contacts in a timely manner. "As long as we can do this and the core measures are put in place, I believe the epidemic will be brought under control."

                            Internet transmission of 100,000 infected people? Expert: "First heard"

                            "From the data we currently report, I heard the data of 100,000 patients you said for the first time." At the press conference on the 28th, Li Xingwang said in response to questions from reporters that the data is currently updated in real time every day, truthfully Announced nationally and globally. Over time, patient discharge data may gradually increase.

                            兴 Li Xingwang said that at present, mild patients gradually recover in about one week, and patients with severe symptoms may take two weeks or even longer. The patient's clinical symptoms were basically relieved and his temperature was normal. He was discharged after two negative nucleic acid tests. "We want to make sure these patients are not contagious when they are discharged."
                            Data map: Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University admitted to patients with new pneumonia. <a target='_blank' href=''> China News Agency </a> reporter Zhou Qunfeng
                            Data map: Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University admitted to patients with new pneumonia. China News Agency reporter Zhou Qunfeng

                            In addition, according to Jiao Yahui, deputy director of the Medical, Health and Medical Administration of the National Health and Health Commission, the same day, 30 medical teams with a total of 4,130 people have arrived in Hubei to start work. The composition of medical teams covers almost all the resources and strengths of the country. On the 28th, about 1,800 people from 13 medical teams will arrive in Wuhan. As of that night, nearly 6,000 medical teams from all over the country will support the epidemic prevention work in Hubei.

                            Some experts from the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few days ago that the current epidemic situation in Wuhan is characterized by a relatively high regional outbreak. Due to the large passenger flow and large number of people in Wuhan ’s main traffic routes, if the epidemic situation in Wuhan is not effectively controlled, the epidemic will spread further The risks remain. The epidemic nationwide is still in the early stages of the epidemic, and it is also a critical period for epidemic prevention and control. More active measures should be taken to control the spread of the epidemic.

                            How to relieve panic? Correctly guide awareness of viruses

                            Shan Guangliang, professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said in an interview with the media that the statement that "new coronavirus is milder than SARS virus" may be misleading and even weaken the public's perception of new corona The importance of virus infection prevention has caused some people to become lax and flustered.

                            On the other hand, panic psychology is also not desirable, and it may cause more harm than the epidemic itself. Facing the development of the epidemic and taking good personal protection is one of the important things that Chinese medical experts have done their best to "drum" and "call".

                            冬 Jin Dongyan, from the School of Biomedicine, The University of Hong Kong, pointed out in an interview that patients with mild and mild illnesses cannot flock to large hospitals. It is imperative to deal with the emotions of people within the "closed city" and guide them to understand diseases and viruses correctly.

                            A set of data provided by Jiao Yahui can also be regarded as a "heart-strengthening agent" for suppressing panic. The Vulcan Mountain Hospital and Raytheon Mountain Hospital, which are under urgent construction, are planned to have a total of 2,000 to 2,300 beds. Wuhan City has urgently requisitioned 14 hospitals and vacated more than 6,000 beds. These beds can treat the current suspected and confirmed cases, including those with fever to wait for investigation. "From the current situation, the problems of difficulty in seeing a doctor and hospitalization have been greatly alleviated." (End)
                            [Edit: Liu Ye]


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                              2020-01-28 21:13:00 Beijing News Reporter: Bai Jinlei Editor: Liu Xiaoyang

                              Does drinking and smoking prevent new pneumonia? "Frontline" Concorde experts say baseless

                              Beijing News (Reporter Bai Jinlei) January 28 news, Li Wei, an infectious surgeon of Wuhan Union Medical College Hospital, explained the new crown pneumonia on the headline and Douyin platform live today, to prevent and control the popularization of the popular science epidemic situation for netizens, and to answer the hot issues of pneumonia. More than 4 million netizens watched the live broadcast.

                              As for rumors that children are not easily infected, Li Wei said that the new type of coronavirus is theoretically generally susceptible to people. Fewer children are found, probably because the symptoms are not typical or if the symptoms are not too severe. According to our current data, children over 5 years of age are infected, but do not show obvious symptoms. Prevention and control of children must be as important as those of adults. As far as child prevention and control is concerned, the easiest and most effective way is to wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.

                              Regarding netizens' concern about whether to wear N95 masks to isolate viruses, Li Wei said that daily protection does not necessarily require wearing N95 masks, and general surgical masks are also effective. However, if you want to go to a place with a large amount of virus, such as sending a hot clinic, it is recommended to wear a N95 mask conditionally. In addition, hand hygiene must be emphasized. Many people think that wearing a mask is everything. Actually not. The virus is transmitted by droplets in the environment, so in public environments, such as door handles, stair handrails, the surface of some objects may be contaminated by droplets. After touching these places, touch the face and nose, or give it to children. Rubbing your face may cause infections.

                              Is there a specific medicine for the new type of coronavirus pneumonia? Li Wei said that currently the National Health Commission issued the "3rd Edition Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of New Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia" recommending lopinavir and ritonavir as treatment The drug is recommended to be used in severe cases in emergency situations. There is also abidol hydrochloride, which can prevent the virus from fusing with human cell membranes and prevent cell lesions. It also has a certain effect on SARS, but more research is needed to find out how it works.

                              "We need to pay attention to the epidemic situation, but we don't have to panic." Professor Li Wei said that during the Spring Festival holiday, we still have to minimize the need to visit relatives and friends, pay attention to indoor ventilation, wash hands, wear masks, and avoid crowded places. She also clarified rumors that "drinking alcohol and steaming white vinegar can prevent new crown pneumonia virus infection." She responded that this was baseless and could not achieve the effects of prevention and disinfection.

                              Li Wei comes from Department of Infectious Diseases, Department of Infectious Diseases, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is the deputy chief physician and the first-line medical worker in the fight against new pneumonia.

                              On January 27, ByteDance announced that the first batch of its "China Red Cross Foundation ByteDance Medical Workers Humanitarian Relief Fund" will be allocated to the Emergency Department, ICU, and Infectious Diseases of Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 6 medical staff in the department. They were unfortunately infected because they were at the forefront of fighting the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, and a special fund will provide them with humanitarian assistance of 100,000 yuan each. At present, the fund has been officially opened for applications nationwide.

                              Earlier, ByteDance announced that in order to assist enterprises, social organizations and individuals to maintain normal operations, from January 28 to May 1, 2020, ByteDance's office collaboration software Feishu will provide remote office and video to all users for free. Conference Services. At the same time, today's headlines and Douyin have also launched the content of "anti-pneumonia".

                              Beijing News reporter Bai Jinlei

                              Editing Liu Xiaoyang Proofreading Zhang Yanjun


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                                In extraordinary times, rumors are also a "virus"
                                Source: Red Net Author: Qu Zheng Editor: Chen multiply 2020-01-28 20:56:47

                                On January 26, an "announcement" appeared on the WeChat and circle of friends of many Shaoguan people. After verification, the information was false. At present, the person who posted the rumor has been punished by the police for 10 days in administrative detention.

                                It is no coincidence. A woman in Shanwei disseminates false information, causing adverse social effects; Lu Fengyi's man posted in a WeChat group chat that "more than 30 people have returned from Wuhan, and his family was buying antipyretics recently", which caused social panic and both were legally punished Administrative detention.

                                The coming of the virus requires the whole society to unite as one and strive to resist disasters, but there are always discordant notes, and one of them is that all kinds of irresponsible rumors are flying around. Nandu Big Data Research Institute analyzed the statistics of the rumor verification information on January 18-26 on the "Tencent News Reality Platform" and found that eating pepper, strawberry, vitamin C, dripping small sesame oil in the nostrils, smoking, drinking high alcohol, etc. The "All Things Pneumonia" series of rumors that can prevent and treat pneumonia has the largest number, accounting for more than 30%; the number of rumors of "City Closure and Road Closure" in each city version accounts for nearly 17%. In addition, rumors such as "garlic water can cure coronavirus pneumonia" and other rumors are also filled with WeChat circle of friends. To stabilize the social order, it is very unfavorable to deal with the virus together.

                                Now is at a critical moment in the fight against the virus. Everyone is a participant and everyone is a "fighter." Everyone should contribute to the fight against the virus rather than add chaos to society. And rumors confuse the audiovisual, cover up the truth, mislead people's perception, cause social panic and even commotion, it is also a "virus".

                                Of course, rumors abound during extraordinary times, reflecting the asymmetry of medical information on the epidemic. Therefore, on the one hand, relevant departments should increase the release of information, publish facts and truths through multiple channels, and not report or report the epidemic situation, and resolutely crack down on intentionally concealing the truth or reporting the situation. On the other hand, for rumors, timely rumors should be removed through official online channels and regular media such as television and radio, so that the rumors will be revealed and disappeared as soon as they emerge. At the same time, the public security department must increase the collection and screening of rumors, and punish the producers and disseminators of rumors that seriously disrupt the social order in accordance with the law, so that rumors are not allowed to come out of the cage.

                                Source: Red Net